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APA Format and Citation
What is APA format, and how is it different from MLA format? Dive into the world of APA, investigate how to properly cite resources in-text, and look at a reference list of sources. Intended for higher education, not all of the information is pertinent for middle and high schoolers to learn at this juncture.
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 32 Views 64 Downloads
APA and MLA Formats: Their Main Differences
What is the difference between MLA and APA format? This presentation is geared towards a college audience, but it could definitely be useful with an eleventh and twelfth grade audience in high school. Differences are highlighted, but not many actual examples are given.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 13 Views 30 Downloads
The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism
For the purposes of this video, plagiarism is a criminal offense pursued by the Department of Plagiarism Investigation. Each type of plagiarism is given a catchy name, a creative description, and is demonstrated with a cartoon animation. Although the D.
4 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 46 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Atomic Theories Chart Worksheet
Here is a research assignment for your physical scientists on the history of atomic theory. Pupils look up information by the name of contributing scientists. Designed as a large data table, the page requires learners to write a description of the theory or experiment that was done to develop it, sketch a model representing the theory, and provide a works-cited reference using APA format.
7th - 12th Science 62 Views 55 Downloads
Why are citations necessary in research writing? Help your class perfect their citation skills with this presentation. It introduces citations, different formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), and gives examples of improperly cited passages. Consider providing your class with a note-taking guide to follow along with the presentation and keep the material easily accessible.
7th - 10th Language Arts 44 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Citations in a Research Paper
As a prequel to a research assignment, class members explore writing citations in the modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formats. In pairs, or individually, researchers use books and magazines to create citations on index cards.
5th - 8th Language Arts 61 Views 356 Downloads
It's often confusing which word should be used to complete a sentence. Although this activity's title insinuates that idioms will be discussed, the practice section is just about using words like to, who, with, as, and that correctly. Pupils identify the correct wording for 19 sentences shown.
7th - 9th Language Arts 18 Views 54 Downloads
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to get familiar with them.
6th - 12th Language Arts 49 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Study of Jon Stewart’s Comedy on America
What do your pupils think of the state of news casting in the United States? Find out with the materials and plan provided here. The resource includes a journal prompt, several reading selections, an essay prompt, a model essay, a rubric, and a self-assessment.
10th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Liberty Theme Park Project
Invite your young historians to demonstrate how the American Revolution truly was one crazy ride after another as they design a theme park! This unique and engaging project prompts learners to consider major events leading up to and comprising the Revolutionary War, and to design games, rides, and/or activities that represent the actions and significance of those events.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea of how to write a research paper.
9th - 10th Language Arts 151 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using NPR in the Classroom: A Beginner's Guide
Here is the first lesson I've come across produced by NPR. Not surprisingly, it's terrific! After a discussion about what pupils know, and would like to know about slavery, the entire class listens to an NPR report. While they are listening, they take notes on a worksheet embedded in the plan.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
"Conducting Research" is a short presentation that walks secondary students through steps for researching. Plagiarism, style, citing, and creating bibliographies are overviewed. While this is a short slide show, it would be useful to add your own slides to create a more robust presentation.
7th - 9th Language Arts 9 Views 3 Downloads
What is an annotated bibliography? While not usually required until college, introducing your juniors and seniors to this type of document will prepare them for their collegiate careers. The term is defined, and the three elements of an annotation are explained.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 9 Views 22 Downloads
Citation tools make citing textual evidence much easier. If your school is looking to compare and contrast its options, consider using this presentation to showcase some of the options currently on the market. Note: This is not a presentation geared towards students.
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 10 Downloads
Abnormal Psychology Project
Working in groups of three, teams select a psychological disorder from the provided list, research the disorder, and then craft a brochure (the kind one would find in a doctor's office), a PowerPoint presentation, and create a fractured fairy tale that illustrates the disorder.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 10 Views 12 Downloads
Cite Your Sites!
The New York Times article “Lessons in Internet Plagiarism,” launches a look at how the Internet has increased the prevalence of plagiarism. The richly detailed lesson plan includes warm-up and wrap-up activities, discussion questions, research links, possible projects, as well as evaluation and extension activities.
6th - 11th Language Arts 18 Views 258 Downloads
Terrific Traveling Tour
Fifth graders discover the career of a museum curator as they assemble mock museum displays and gather information on famous works of art. The instructional activity is very complete and includes instructional activity extensions, resource links, and curricular connections.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads